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Examining Dr. Paul Zehr’s Superpower

By June 15, 2018No Comments

What do science and comic book superheroes have in common? Quite a lot, says ICORD Principal Investigator Dr. Paul Zehr.

Dr. Zehr has been using comic book superheroes as a platform for discussing science since the release of his first book, Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero, in 2008. In his most recent book, Chasing Captain America: How Advances in Science, Engineering, and Biotechnology Will Produce a Superhuman, Dr. Zehr completed a trilogy on the subject, exploring whether a combination of current technologies could be used to turn an ordinary person into a superhero. He recently sat down for a Q+A to describe his lifelong interest in science, superheroes, and science communication.

Q: How did you first get interested in comic books? Were there any childhood favourites that inspired your books?